Winter candles are elite. Sure, we love summer florals and fall spice, but nothing beats the fragrances available during the colder months. Obviously, woody scents abound this time of year. There are smoky versions that smell like roaring fires and fresh ones that smell like Christmas tree farms. Gourmand fragrances are in full effect too, with candlemakers blending notes of maple, chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, and more.
Our point in all this? A winter candle is an essential decor item—and yes, you’ll want to choose one specifically for the season. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up our favorite winter candles from brands such as Diptyque, Le Labo, Harlem Candle Company, and more. After you find the one you like best, you can settle in for your coziest winter ever. A designer throw blanket, glass of wine, and weekend read are totally optional but highly recommended.